Grow in Grace strives to deliver Christ-centered, accessible, and ministry impacting events and courses built around the four theological disciplines of biblical theology, systematic theology, historical theology, and practical theology.
Grow in Grace offers a variety of courses in a variety of venues throughout the year:
While pastors are always welcome to take any for-credit courses they would like without pursuing a degree, the seminary’s Master of Sacred Theology (STM) degree offers a focused plan for participating in these courses. Financial aid is available for anyone taking a WLS for credit course on campus, at a satellite location, or online. For those whose calling bodies cover the cost of tuition, WLS will match dollar for dollar whatever those calling bodies contribute toward tuition.
On Campus Summer Quarter: Each even-numbered summer Grow in Grace hosts two weeks of courses on our Mequon campus – called Summer Quarter – which offer pastors a menu of courses they can take. Some courses last one week, others last two weeks.
Satellite Summer Quarter Courses: Every odd-numbered years Grow in Grace offers satellite summer quarters in whichever districts invite us to come.
Online Courses: Online courses are offered in the fall, summer, and/or spring. These provide pastors the opportunity to take a for-credit course(s) without needing to leave home or the place where they serve.
Winterim Courses: Each January Grow in Grace also offers one and two week Winterim courses on our campus.
I found Summer Quarter to be a very encouraging experience, studying together with so many brothers in the faith. I am very impressed both by the professors and my fellow pastors, in their devotion and knowledge.
Pastor Anders Nissen
Grow in Grace also offers a variety of events throughout the year:
Pastors Institutes: We assist WELS pastoral circuits, conferences, and districts in offering brief (not-for-credit) one or two day presentations that bring a seminary professor to that circuit, conference or district to teach in an area of his expertise.
Symposium: Each year Grow in Grace assists the seminary faculty’s special events committee as they host an annual on campus Symposium each September.
Celebration of Ministry Retreats: Each spring Grow in Grace hosts Celebrations of Ministry retreats for pastors and wives at key ministry milestones.